West Mercia Police has asked members of the public not to call 999 or 101 to ask emergency call handlers about the new COVID restrictions which have been put in place.
In an attempt to stop time-wasting, non-emergency calls, a spokesperson for West Mercia Police tweeted:
‘Please do not call us on 101 or 999 to ask for advice about the enhanced restrictions.
‘Our call handlers cannot give you permission to travel or answer questions about ‘Christmas bubbles’.
‘Help us keep the lines free for genuine emergencies. Thank you’.
Since new measures were put in place over the weekend, the ‘NHS COVID-19’ App has been updated with all of the new rules and guidance.
The Gov.UK website also has lots of information regarding what the new rules are and in which areas the new rules are applicable.
Emergency control rooms have had to remind some callers that general enquiries relating to the raft of COVID measures are not a proper use of the 999 and 101 system.
Anyone who does not have the NHS COVID-19 app can visit gov.uk/local-restriction-tiers for more information.
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